Pittsburgh's PNC Bank has selected Xcert's Sentry Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate technology to provide online identity services for 25,000 employees.
PNC says it will use the Sentry product to integrate digital certificate issuance and customer support into existing processes, applications and support channels.
Xcert's ability to adapt to the bank's infrastructure was a principal factor in the selection process, says Jayme DiSanti, vice president, e-security at the bank. "It was important that the product did not require client-side software installation, making overall support for the system virtually hassle-free," he says.
The bank has also chosen to work with Xcert Sentry for its real-time Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP). Xcert claims to be the only PKI technology provider to integrate into its product, real-time certificate-status checking, without the delay of certificate revocation lists.
The PNC Bank agreement comes hard on the heels of a recent contract win for Xcert at Wachovia.